SmartPropoPlus may be used with practically any transmitter and any Windows computer.
Most modern computer are equipped with at least one audio input - Microphone input. Some are equipped with additional ones such as Line In input.
In most case these inputs are protected against over voltage.
Most software drivers are fully compatible with SmartPropoPlus. There are simple workaround for the few non-standard cases.
There are two requirements for a transmitter to be compatible with SmartPropoPlus:
- The modulation type of the transmitter should be one of the types supported by SmartPropoPlus:
Type Explanation PPM All standard PPM including Negative and Positive Shift.
Most 2.4GHz transmitted employ this type.
Walkera PPM Type of PPM employed by WK-2401 and later models PCM (JR) Propriety PCM employed by JR transmitters PCM (Futaba) Propriety PCM employed by Futaba transmitters PCM (Sanwa) Propriety PCM employed by Sanwa and Airtronics transmitters PCM (Walkera) Propriety PCM employed by some Walkera transmitters (e.g. WK-0701)
It must be equipped with a trainer (a.k.a Simulator) socket.
The transmitter should be connected to the computer by a special cable that should be created or obtained by the user.
Unfortunately, there is no standard for such a socket/cable so every vendor has its own proprietary socket and pin arrangement.
Cable Creating instructions by transmitter:
Models (Partial list)
9, 9C, 9CAP
|Futaba||Round 6-Pin DIN||Conquest FM, FG FM, 4VF, 6VH, 6DA, 6YF, 6YG, 6XA, 6XAs, 6XH, 6XHs, 7U, 8U, 9Z|
|Futaba||Round 5-Pin DIN||FG/FP Series|
|Cirrus (AM)||5-Pin DIN||Four-XL, Six-XL|
|Robbe||5-Pin DIN||Terra Top, Luna|
|Robbe Futaba||6-Pin DIN||SkySport 4|
|Hitec||6-Pin DIN||Focus 4, Focus 6, Laser 4, laser6, Flash4(X), Flash 5(X), Prism 7, 7x, Eclipse 7|
|Tower Hobbies||6-Pin DIN||4FM, 6FM, System 3000|
RD6000, RD8000, VG400, VG600
SD-5G, SD-6G, SD-10G
|JR||3.5mm mono||All models|
|Walkera||MiniDIN (S-video)||Most models|
|Digifleet||5-Pin DIN||All models|
|Multiplex||8-Pin DIN||All models|
|E-Sky||MiniDIN (S-video)||All models|
|Spektrum||3.5mm mono||All models|
If your transmitter is not listed above, please refer to the general cable instructions.